Citi Trends (CTRN) vs. Its Peers Critical Analysis
Citi Trends (NASDAQ: CTRN) is one of 37 public companies in the “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Citi Trends to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.
This table compares Citi Trends and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Citi Trends Competitors||1.09%||-2.00%||3.77%|
Volatility and Risk
Citi Trends has a beta of 0.42, suggesting that its stock price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Citi Trends’ competitors have a beta of 0.78, suggesting that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Citi Trends and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Citi Trends Competitors||607||3136||2933||91||2.37|
As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies have a potential upside of 8.69%. Given Citi Trends’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Citi Trends has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Citi Trends pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Citi Trends pays out 35.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.1% and pay out 55.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.8% of Citi Trends shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.2% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.6% of Citi Trends shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.7% of shares of all “Apparel & Accessories Retailers” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Citi Trends and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Citi Trends||$712.38 million||$35.16 million||20.81|
|Citi Trends Competitors||$3.36 billion||$449.70 million||21.46|
Citi Trends’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Citi Trends. Citi Trends is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Citi Trends competitors beat Citi Trends on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Citi Trends Company Profile
Citi Trends, Inc. is a retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories. The Company’s segment is retail operations. The Company operates approximately 520 stores in both urban and rural markets in over 30 states. The Company offers products under its brands, such as Citi Steps and Red Ape. The Company’s merchandise includes apparel, accessories and home. Within apparel, the Company offers fashion sportswear for men, women and children, including offerings for newborns, infants, toddlers, boys and girls. Accessories include handbags, jewelry, footwear, belts, intimate apparel, scrubs and sleepwear. The Company’s home merchandise includes decorative home product, functional home product, beauty, books, toys and electronic accessories. The Company sources its merchandise from approximately 1,700 vendors, consisting of domestic manufacturers and importers.
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